I finally made it to Palena on Saturday night. I made the reservation with some reluctance given the negative comments about service I've seen posted recently, but I couldn't resist the chance to try the food, which always gets raves. In short, the food was superb and the service downright terrible. The fact that it was *slllloooooowwwww* wasn't the worst of it. The worst was that there were a couple tables in the room where the server hovered and paid a great deal of attention to the patrons sitting at those tables. For the rest of us, it's only a slight exaggeration to say we saw him only when he took our order and when he brought us the check.